Solwezi Central Member of Parliament, Stafford Mulusa, and Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office, Naomi Tentamashimba, have been hospitalized at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) after they were involved in accident in Kabwe.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said the duo escaped with injuries in a road traffic accident that occurred in Kabwe District of Central Province at the Fig tree area along the Great North Road around 07:30 hours.
Mwale in a statement issued in Lusaka on Saturday said the duo were in a Toyota Landcruiser bearing registration number GRZ 734C, driven by Mulusa, aged 48, of Ibex in Lusaka.
He said Mulusa and Tentamashimba were moving towards Kabwe town when the unknown driver of a Toyota Mark X, while moving in the same direction, misjudged clearance distance and hit the Landcruiser from behind.
“This resulted in Mulusa losing control of the vehicle and in the process collided with the FAWO Truck and Trailer which was moving in the opposite direction,” Mwale said.
He added that the truck and trailer bearing registration numbers BLA 1025 BLA 1027 and BLA 1024 had three people on board.
Mwale said the condition of the driver of the Toyota Mark X and its damages are not known as the driver fled the scene soon after the accident happened while the Landcruiser was extensively damaged.
“The truck had its right wheel damaged and everyone on board including the driver escaped unhurt,” he said.
Mwale said Mulusa and Tentamashimba sustained injuries and were rushed to Kabwe Central Hospital for treatment but were later taken to the UTH.
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